Safety is imperative in one of Australia's most remote industries.
Ikonix Technology augmented the paging system at Carrapateena
with the Ikonix Connect app for Emergency Response Team incident alerts and
Prior communication solution.
Through construction and continuing after, OZ Minerals (which has since been acquired by BHP) operated a WiPath Paging System. This included an antenna system delivering a radio network covering the site and surrounds, with Emergency Response Team personnel carrying pagers. Paging messages are issued by an operations centre to trigger alerts for emergency teams, and direct their incident response.
With a FIFO workforce, it was difficult to ensure pagers were held by appropriate, on-call or available people. Paging is a one-way communication solution, so when dispatching alerts, operations centre staff were uncertain if or how many Emergency Response personnel were responding to an incident.
What did they want to achieve?
With improvements to site infrastructure, notably the installation of a Telstra mobile telephony tower, Ikonix Technology was approached about the new communication options that might be possible to:
- use mobile devices staff were already carrying for incident alerting, and
- provide feedback to operations centre staff about message delivery and personnel responding.
Ikonix Technology proposed the use of Ikonix Connect.
Ongoing support by Ikonix Technology.
As of 2023, Carapateena extended their contract for the Ikonix Connect solution for emergency response operations. The number of users was expanded by 25% to accommodate site growth.
Ikonix technology looks forward to supporting the Carapateena team into the future.